I once adorned a plant hanger

January 23, 2017

I once adorned a plant hanger

A customer visited my shop the other day and handed me four large wooden beads, each with a burnt etched design of a daisy. The beads came from her 1970's macrame plant hanger that had long broken. She had  lovingly saved the beads for many years and never found a use.

Felted wool and wooden beads strung on vintage lace. Necklace

So I was  given the beads to re-imagine and use in one of my necklace designs.

I played around with many possibilities before settling on this simple sweet one.

Wooden macarame bead necklace made from recycled materials

I wish I could make more, but due to the recycled nature of the materials used there can only ever be four of these necklaces. I have not altered the daisy beads as I loved the worn aged character. The necklace is strung on vintage lace and complimented with pure wool felted beads, ceramic and other reclaimed wood beads.

I love the blend of retro and sweet hippie and the unusual colour combination that is surprising versatile with outfits.

Retro inspired lace bead necklace made in Australia using recycled materials

These beads have travelled and lived full lives already but the story is only really just getting started. The rest of this tale will not be up to me.

xx Isabella

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